Vital U's: Transfer + Gossip Column IV
Ashley Vincent - Cheltenham Town - Pens three-year deal following successful loan spell at the Community Stadium. Done Deal!
Danny Woodards - Crewe Alexandra - A number of League One clubs, including the U's, keen on the young right-back but MK Dons win race. No Deal!
Jimmy Walker - Free Agent - Veteran stopper thought to be attracting Lambert's attention after impressive loan spell last season. Likely!
Grant Holt - Shrewsbury Town - After an initial recent £250,000 bid rejected the Shews have told the U`s he is not for sale. Unlikely!
David Fox - Blackpool - Ex-Manchester United midfielder wings in to add healthy competition in the centre of midfield. Done Deal!
Magnus Okuonghae - Dagenham & Redbridge - Contract rebel has joined Colchester. Done Deal!
Michael Nelson - Free Agent - Wanted by a handful of clubs, in a race which results in Norwich City securing his services. No Deal! Rob Jones - Scunthorpe - Giant centre-halve was subject of January transfer bid from U's but has become Scunny`s record signing to return to England from Hibs. No Deal!
Lee Beevers - Lincoln City - Rejects offer from SPL side Motherwell is favour of move to North Essex. Done Deal!
Ben Williams - Carlisle United - Stopper confirmed as a U`s player this week. Done Deal!
Matt Holland - Charlton Athletic - Training with the U`s due to closeness while he considers a new offer at Charlton. U`s tipped to pip them to it and seal a player-coach agreement. Possible!
Rab Douglas - Dundee - Veteran goalie enquired about by Paul Lambert in case the Ben Williams signing fell through; warned off by the Scottish club. No Deal!
Paul Benson - Dagenham & Redbridge - Daggers are trying to keep what remains of a revenged squad together, but striker Benson interesting clubs, including Gillingham. Age may count against him . Unlikely!
Jermaine Easter - Plymouth - Former loan man Easter linked with a return as the U`s look for a Championship striker, but opts for MK Dons. Done Deal!
Kevin Lisbie - Ipswich - Another Championship striker, Lisbie has upset new boss Roy Keane and could be ideal if he decides to reverse up the A12.
Jamie Cureton - Norwich - Paul Lambert made no mention of interest in the striker when Cureton said in winter he would then have welcomed a return. Linked again, telling City he needs games.
Joel Thomas - Hamilton Academical - Unknown French striker pens three-year deal in North Essex.
Richard Offiong - Hamilton Academical - Despite U's agreeing a fee for the Accies ace, Offiong fails to turn up for medical.
Gary Holt - Free Agent - Veteran midfielder signs on a player-coach deal after trial with club.
Mark Yeates - Middlesbrough, Bristol City + Others - The tricky wide-man looks set to sealed a switch to Boro. Done Deal!
Matt Lockwood - Leyton Orient - Could well link up with former boss Geraint Williams and seal an emotional return to the O's in the process. Likely!
Jamie Guy - Dagenham & Redbridge - After loan spell with The Daggers last season a permanent move has been touted. Possible!
Akanni-Sunday Wasiu - Free Agent - Nigerian front-runner will leave when his contract expires in July after unsuccessful spell. Done Deal! Chris Coyne - Perth Glory + Others - Long-running transfer saga looks ends in a move back to Coyne's homeland after he was released from his contract. Done Deal!
Medy Elito - Leyton Orient - Another U's player to be linked with Orient, a loan deal would be the most likely option. Possible!
Dean Gerken - Charlton Athletic + Bristol City - Highly-rated stopper initially linked with Summer move to Charlton Athletic but The Robins secure his signature. Done Deal!
Scott Vernon - Carlisle United - Ex-Oldham goal-poacher linked as possible makeweight in Williams` deal, although has rejected the chance to leave the U`s. No Deal!
Clive Platt - Norwich City - Supposedly a target after City fail to land Alan Lee from Crystal Palace, who chose Barnsley instead . Unlikely!
Phil Ifil - Norwich City - Luckless defender who has not featured for Colchester in months; if this rumour proves true, will be a cheap acquisition for City . Possible!
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